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Les MisÚrables Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 3, 2013
Belmondogives not just the best performance of this film but one of the best of his long and admirable career.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10

TV Guide
January 15, 2008
This is old-fashioned, tasteful European filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

January 15, 2008
A surprisingly effective updating of Victor Hugo's novel.
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
June 24, 2006
It's part of the magic Lelouch has worked that his story-of-all-stories theme matches the catch-all inclusiveness of his old-fashioned celluloid showmanship.
Emanuel Levy
June 19, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
Arresting images, the timeless battle of good and evil and triumph over insurmountable odds combine to lend a worldly veneer to this three-hour epic. In terms of human destiny, it speaks volumes.
| Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 16, 2003
A stunning achievement.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dragan Antulov
January 28, 2003
The acting in the film is top notch.
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 29, 2002
Epic French screen adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic 1862 novel.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
August 15, 2002
Aspectacular-looking film with those great settings and costumes that are a hallmark of French period films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Whether Hugo's, Lelouch's, or both, you will rarely find a more powerful, cathartic, and ultimately satisfying narrative to immerse yourself in.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The film is a wealth of incident: boxing matches, prison escapes, overland chases, a train robbery, high society, low crimes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Imperfect, but beguiling.
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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USA Today
January 1, 2000
Exasperatingly overstuffed, the movie finally proves disarming (to a point) on spectacle alone.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
What is most remarkable about the picture is Belmondo's work in three roles.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 15, 2008
The family reads the Hugo novel aloud to him while they travel together, and apparently they all come to realize how much their lives are like great literature.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 19, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
If it were shorter, we wouldn't know what misery really feels like.
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Lelouch overworks this narrative scheme terribly: By reiterating his point and leaving nothing to our imagination, his cross-referencing shtick turns dull and belabored.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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